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Permission granted for Grove Park war memorial to be repaired

PUBLISHED: 10:00 23 February 2018

The last time the memorial had an olive branch, in the mid-1970s.

The last time the memorial had an olive branch, in the mid-1970s.


The war memorial in Weston-super-Mare’s Grove Park will be restored to former glory after repair plans were given the go-ahead.

Weston Town Council applied for permission to restore the Winged Victory statue, which has been missing an olive branch for decades.

It also wanted to clean the bronze sculpture and repair the stonework, and North Somerset Council has approved the works. The town council has applied to the War Memorial Trust for funding, as the repairs may cost £11,000, and has promises of funding from Weston Civic Society and North Somerset.

It is hoped the sculpture will be repaired by this autumn to coincide with the centenary of the end of World War One.

Town council clerk Malcolm Nicholson previously told the Mercury: “It would be a lovely thing to do for the town. We’re pleased everyone is coming together in the town to make this happen.”

MORE: Weston Woods to be protected to recognise its role in World War One.

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